Ginny has been diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma Stage 2. She will have a Cat Scan sometime in August to determine whether it has gone into any organs or bones. Afterward she will see a plastic surgeon. Once her surgeon gets the results of the Cat Scan he and the plastic surgeon will determine the plan of attack. If it is just the top layers of skin it will probably be an outpatient surgery, otherwise she will be in the hospital for 24 hours. At the time of her consultation with the surgeon, the financial advisor said the surgery would be least $10,000.00 dollars up front due to her not having insurance. This is just a ballpark figure. The entire surgery will be at least $100,000 barring no complications. It could be more, but definitely not less.
Ginny has been a member of St. Paul Orthodox Church for the last 10 years. Since she started attending our parish, she has been involved in all forms of lay ministry from teaching Church School to being the Vice President of the Parish Council to aiding in the Fellowship Commitee. If there is something that needs to be done, Ginny is the first to act. Her philosophy has always been, "when you come to Church you don't just warm a seat in the pew, you get up and you help." Aside from her Church life, she is raising her great-granddaughter, Cara, running a preschool, and participating in the Red Hat Society. Unfortunately due to all of her expenses with taking care of others and her income level, she is unable to afford insurance to pay for the surgery.
So in this time of need, we ask that you please consider a generous donation so we can help Ginny beat this cancer. Please keep her in your prayers at the very least and thank you for helping.
Orthodox Prayer for the Sick
O Lord our God, Who by a word alone did heal all diseases, Who did cure the kinswoman of Peter, You Who chastise with pity and heal according to Your goodness; Who are able to put aside every sickness and infirmity, do You Yourself, the same Lord, grant aid to Your servant Ginny (Veronica) and cure her of every sickness of which she is grieved; and send down upon her Your great mercy, and if it be Your will, give to her health and a complete recovery; for You are the Physician of our souls and bodies, and to You do we send up Glory: to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Both now and forever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.